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Small Business Administration Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations) in Herndon, Virginia

Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations)

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Small Business Administration

Office of Disaster Assistance(ODA), Office of Disaster Strategic Engagement & Effectiveness
Overview
  • ##### Open & closing dates

11/08/2019 to 11/22/2019

  • ##### Service

Competitive

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 13

  • ##### Salary

$99,172 to $128,920 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Multiple Appointment Types - Permanent - Cadre--See definition under Important Notes.

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

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Herndon, VA 1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties
Summary

You will serve as a Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations) for the Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA), Office Disaster Strategic Engagement Effectiveness in Herndon, Virginia. This position provides a wide range of human resource management services related to adverse and disciplinary actions, grievances, performance management, reasonable accommodation, and work life programs.

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Responsibilities

As a Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations) at the GS-0201-13, some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Provides guidance, consultation and assistance to managers, supervisors and employees on appropriateness of actions, which may involve progressive discipline such as letters of reprimand, demotion, suspension, termination, or removal.
  • Reviews employee grievances for grievability and procedural sufficiency, and devises creative strategies and solutions to assist managers and supervisors with the processing of employee grievances.
  • Assist in the development, interpretation and/or implementation of new and improved procedures and guidelines affecting employee recognition, reasonable accommodation, work life programs and leave administration.
  • Provides expert advice to managers and ODA Center HR Specialists in the development and implementation of a strategically aligned and results oriented performance management program.
  • Advises on issues related to employee relations, performance management, employee recognition, reasonable accommodation, and work life programs.

  • Develops and/or reviews documentation to support findings and presents these findings and recommendations to concerned managers, orally and in writing.

IMPORTANT NOTES: - This is a Cadre position, which is a competitive service status position with a full-time seasonal work schedule. - By applying for this position with SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance, you can enjoy challenging but satisfying work and join a highly motivated and diverse team that helps families and businesses rebuild their lives after a disaster. - The Small Business Administration is located in the business area of Herndon, VA.It is conveniently located near various eateries and shops and is accessible via public transportation. - Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 180 days from the closing date. - This position is also being announced under Delegated Examining Procedures, announcement # DE-20-010-ODSEE-10641925, open to the general public.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - On occasion, especially during times of substantial disaster activity, you may be required to work overtime and/or travel with little or no advance notice.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

  • #### Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

- Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government travel credit card.
  • Favorable background investigation and credit check are required.
  • Credit Score must be at least 500.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date.
Qualifications

Generally, time in Non-Pay status is not creditable towards the specialized experience requirement listed below. **Federal status applicants must meet both Time-In-Grade AND experience requirements by the closing date of this announcement. However, if you have separated from the Federal Government for at least 52 weeks, you are not subject to the Time-in-Grade requirement.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: GS-13: Must have held grade GS-12 for 52 weeks**

Experience: To receive credit, you must indicate the month and year as well as the average hours worked per week for each employer. Average work hours must be stated on the resume to quantify each period of work experience or that experience will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. You must address the specific specialized experience required for each grade level of this position on your resume or application or you will be rated "Ineligible" for that grade level.

GS-13: To qualify you must have at least 1 full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to perform successfully in this position. This experience may have been gained in a Non-Federal service position. In addition, this Specialized Experience must demonstrate the following:

*Advising and assisting managers/supervisors and employees on issues and problems related to employee conduct and employee performance; *Advising and assisting managers/supervisors with Performance Management. i.e. establishing appropriate performance standards and preparing appraisals, ratings and rewarding employees; *Communicating orally and in writing with managers/supervisors and employees on Employee Relation (ER) matters to explain regulations, policies, practices, rights and obligations related to conduct and performance matters; and *Researching, analyzing, and interpreting Federal laws, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations, and case law related to conduct and performance problems.

Education

GS-13: There is no educational substitute for this grade level.

Qualification Standards: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

Additional information

If selected for this position, you will be eligible for benefits. The above link is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The Small Business Administration is committed to building a high-performing, 21st century workforce that possesses the following core attributes: cultural astuteness, technological proficiency, articulate, strong writing capabilities, superior conflict resolution skills, and exceptional presentation skills. Candidates should be prepared as they may be further evaluated on these attributes throughout the application and selection process.

Your application and resume will be compared to the answer you give to the minimum qualification question (s) on the assessment questionnaire. Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet all the Specialized Experience required at each grade level. If you do not, you will be rated "Ineligible". If you are minimally qualified you will receive a numeric rating which is based on your responses to the questionnaire, including any narrative responses. The numeric score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score can and may be adjusted downward to reflect the submitted application material.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Employee Relations, Oral Communication, Performance Management, Technical Competence, and Written Communication

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

Position sensitivity and risk

Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness

- Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Resume showing hours worked per week, dates of employment, and duties performed.

  2. Completed Questionnaire

  • Preview at: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10641923
  1. Other supporting documents, such as
  2. Veterans' documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 or other Member Copy showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  3. Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
  4. If you are a current or former Federal employee, submit a copy of your official SF-50 or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document that shows the following information to verify your eligibility for consideration as a status applicant:
  5. your appointment in the competitive or excepted service
  6. tenure
  7. grade, step and salary
  8. highest grade held or full performance level of current or prior position (as applicable).

DO NOT SEND YOUR RESUME OR ANY APPLICATION DOCUMENTS TO THE AGENCY CONTACT.

Your latest resume submitted for this position will be used for qualification determinations and supersedes previous submissions. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: 1. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (which must show at least a "fully successful" rating or equivalent), and proof of eligibility, i.e., a RIF separation notice or Certification of Expected Separation, and SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. In addition to meeting all qualification requirements and selective placement factors (if applicable), CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the Well-Qualified criteria with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above for the position in order to be given priority consideration. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is also on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp. 2. If you are a veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Appointing Authority or for any other Appointment based on your military service, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 copy showing type of discharge/character of service or other proof of creditable service. 3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

- How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/22/2019 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
  • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
  • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
  • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application.

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Agency contact information
Yuko Avery
Phone

(703) 487-8100 X6760

Email

yuko.avery@sba.gov

Address

Office Disaster Strategic Engagement Effectiveness 409 3rd Street SW 6th floor Washington, DC 20416 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551319700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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